Main Dishes

Host dinner parties, celebrate the holidays, or simply bring the family together for a home-cooked meal. Pampered Chef's main dish recipes offer easy dinner recipes and healthy meal inspiration for American food, Asian food, Italian food, and other cuisines from around the world. Browse vegetarian recipes, gluten-free recipes, pasta dishes, casserole dishes, and more now.


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Green Monster Muffins

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This portable breakfast is packed with oats, bananas, applesauce, and kale and fiber, which turns the batter a fun green color.

Quick Cooker Chocoflan

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The magic of this recipe is that the flan rises to the top of the cake as it cooks. And thanks to the Quick Cooker, you can make it in less than 30 minutes!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

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Enjoy your milk and cookies all at once with this fun chocolate chip cookie shot.

Meatloaf & Mashed Potato Boats

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What a fun way to serve meatloaf and mashed potatoes! And, in miniature form, the meatloaf is ready in about 25 minutes.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mousse Cups

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These delicious mousse cups take ten minutes to prep but look like you spent hours. Peanut butter and creamy chocolate, that’s a match made in heaven.

Quick Cooker Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

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No one will suspect this wonderful cake was made in less than 30 minutes in a pressure cooker. These classic fall flavors are delicious anytime of the year.

Flank Steak Tacos

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Cooking marinated steak on a baking rack and veggies below on a sheet pan at the same time adds great flavor to the veggies and saves time.

Quick Cooker White Chicken Chili

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Filled with chicken, beans, and tons of flavor, this chili is hearty without being heavy, and is ready in under 30 minutes. It’ll surely become your go-to chili!

Chicken Paprikash

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Our one-pot version has been lightened up a bit from the classic dish but keeps the creamy rich flavor of the original and is ready in under 30 minutes.

Moo Shu Pork Wraps

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Full of fresh and delicious flavors, this recipe is packed with veggies and protein and uses time-saving broccoli slaw for a nice, healthy crunch.

Cauliflower Shepherd's Pie

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Instead of mashed potatoes, this lower-carb version is topped with cauliflower puree. Perfect when you’re in the mood for a meaty, comfort-food classic.

Quick Cooker One-Pot Oktoberfest

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With a pressure cooker, you can sear the bratwurst and steam the vegetables quickly in one pot. Get the taste of Bavaria on the table in under 30 minutes.

Quick Cooker Smashed Brussels Sprouts

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Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, all topped with cheese! This easy side will become your new favorite veggie. Also great as a warm appetizer.

Greek Hummus

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This simple homemade hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy, and tastes so much better than store-bought.

Tomato Basil Soup

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All you need is 30 minutes to turn fresh tomatoes and basil into a smooth, rich, hot soup. Pair with crusty bread and a fresh salad for a great dinner.

Cheesy Potato Soup

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All you need is 30 minutes to turn potatoes and cheese into a smooth, rich, hot soup. Pair with crusty bread and a fresh salad for a great dinner.

Cauliflower Soup

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All you need is 30 minutes to turn a head of raw cauliflower into a smooth, rich, hot soup. Pair with crusty bread and a fresh salad for a great dinner.

Orange Marmalade

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Fresh-squeezed orange juice and orange zest combine for a sweet marmalade that has a little bite. Easy to make and great for gift-giving.

Strawberry Jam

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This homemade jam is fresh, free of additives and chemicals, and is easily made without the hassle and time commitment of canning. Great for gift-giving!

Raspberry Jam

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This homemade jam is fresh, free of additives and chemicals, and is easily made without the hassle and time commitment of canning. Great for gift-giving!

Hot Chocolate

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This classic family fave comes together easily for a rich, creamy treat. Top with little marshmallows or whipped cream to make it a little more special.

Hollandaise Sauce

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This easy version is made in a blender, not a double boiler. A few, simple ingredients and voila! A rich, creamy sauce for eggs, asparagus, fish, and more.

Alfredo Sauce

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Simple to make, this creamy alfredo sauce turns a busy weeknight meal into something special.

Hidden Veggie Marinara Pasta

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Fresh veggies are added to this family favorite by pureeing them into a smooth sauce. The result is so delicious, no one will know they’re eating veggies.

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